Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Only 5 Days Left For the Reaper “Bones 4” Kickstarter!

Chris Palmer   I just wanted to send my readers a reminder that there is only 5 days left to get your pledge in for the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter!  A great opportunity to get lots of great Fantasy and Sci-Fi minis at a really great price.
   Check out all you get for $100.  Plus, there are a lot more add-on figure sets you can get.
Just click here to get all the details:  Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter

Here’s a couple of preview videos they’ve posted.

via One More Gaming Project http://onemoregamingproject.blogspot.com/2017/08/only-5-days-left-for-reaper-bones-4.html
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Wild West Wizard of Oz Lion: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week I moved on to the next figure in the Bones 3 Wild West Wizard of Oz set: the Lion.   This is clearly supposed to be a “not-Hellboy” figure, so I’m not sure why Reaper decided to rebrand him as the Oz Lion.  I guess he fills the bill well enough; though I can’t say there is anything particularly “lion-y” about him.  So, I decided to at least try to paint him up in lion-ish colors; keeping to yellows, tans, and tawny shades.
     These figures were actually cast in the newer grey Bones material, and are a bit stiffer than normal Bones.  
      To see the figures from this set that I have already finished, see: Tin Man, and Scarecrow.
      I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.    I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.

     I began by painting his face and left hand with Reaper MSP “Tanned Shadow”.  I then painted his undershirt with Reaper MSP Bones “Cinnamon Red”, and then his outer shirt with Americana “Buttermilk”.  After that, I painted his pants with Apple Barrel “Apple Maple Sugar”.

     Next, I painted his coat with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and then his boots, belt, suspenders and holsters with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”.  I then painted his hair and the grip of his pistol with Americana “Raw Umber”.   After that, I painted his power fist with Accent “Golden Harvest”, and his pistol with Americana “Zinc”.

     I then went back and painted over the power fist with Ceramcoat “Bronze”, and the gun with Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”.    I waited for everything to dry for a while, and then I gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush".     When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes and then highlighted his skin with the Reaper MSP “Tanned Skin”, and then the Reaper MSP “Tanned Highlight”.

    Next, I highlighted his hair; first with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and then with a mix of Americana “Light Antique White” and Accent “Mustard Seed”.  I then painted his goggles with Accent “Real Umber”, and then did the lenses with Citadel “The Fang”.  I then added highlights to the lenses with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cool Blue”, and added White highlight dots.
     Next, I highlighted his undershirt with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”, and then his shirt with Americana “Bleached Sand”. I then highlighted his pants with a mix of the original “Apple Maple Sugar”, and Americana “Antique White”, and his coat with a mix of Reaper MSP “Ginger Cookie”, and the “Bleached Sand”.    After that, I highlighted his boots, belts, holsters, and suspenders with Americana “Sable Brown”.  I then moved to the metallics, highlighting his power fist with Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”, and his pistol with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.  Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with Americana “Charcoal Grey”.
       When I was done painting the figure, I used some white glue to glue a mixture I made of some fine brown sand, and courser black sand to the base.  When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand and the figure’s own base with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and then with some Americana “Antique White”.  When dry, I glued on some bits of grass tufts.
      I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     Well, I’m happy with him; though I don’t know ultimately how lion-y he is.   I guess though, since none of the three companion figures really look a lot like their movie/book counterparts; it’s more an Oz feel of the whole group than of the individual components.

     I also wanted to remind folks that the Bones 4 Kickstarter is now in it’s last 5 days!  So pledge now, and pledge often! 🙂  Just click here: Reaper Bones 4

via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2017/08/wild-west-wizard-of-oz-lion-bones-3.html
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Some Weekend Painting


I returned from holiday in England and then spent a week at work, including the weekend, finishing up a proposal.  This weekend was our club night and a comparative play test of some post-apocalyptic rules sets.  I didn’t have a chance to start a new project, so I just finished some partially-completed figures that were on my table for almost a month.

Phrinx calvary?

The first item was a set of old Archive Miniatures Phrinx riding on Glyptodons.  Ma’k Morin used some green stuff to make larger scales toward the bottoms of the shells to hide the mold lines and gaps in the original figures.  I think the look is effective.  The weapons were a little.  One broke off while preparing the figures for painting, so I replaced with with an extra weapon from a Reaper bones set that came with a couple of extra arms.

Mounted Phrinx next to a dismounted one.

I found a set of naked Phrinx on Ebay for a reasonable price.  These were armed with swords and other fantasy accoutrements, but three had no weapons.  Again, I added a couple of extra Reaper weapons.

Eeek! Avert your eyes, ladies. A naked Phrinx with a laser rifle.

The fronts of the naked Phrinx with melee weapons

The backsides of naked Phrinx – quite disturbing…

The three naked Phrinx with weapons added

I picked up this moose at Historicon from Pulp Figures.  It goes with their Northland Adventures line.  If these weren’t so expensive, I’d be tempted to make a ten-figure cavalry unit for GASLIGHT.  Some lancers would look great on these moose!

 Ma’k Morin also sent me some barbarian ducks, because I am building up a large duck legion for my games.

Duck! It’s the ducks.

The sculpting on these is a little mushy, and I couldn’t really clean up the eyes enough to paint them, but at gaming table distance, they look okay.

Last, but not least — well maybe least — were these three “tool robots.”  I think these are from Reaper, but I cannot remember for sure.

Diminutive tool robots

from Buck’s Blog http://bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=6878
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